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Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

Number of Examinees and
Percent of Examinees Passing Each Test by Examinee Category*

Test Administration: November 23, 2002

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:    
Reading358283.799261.4
Writing355477.1115138.0
Both Subtests347771.436612.8
Subject Tests:    
Early Childhood22758.112040.8
Elementary**69277.637551.7
Middle School3974.4922.2
Social Studies6261.33129.0
History**15772.06352.4
English** 25581.69471.3
Reading8276.8616.7
Mathematics**21559.58852.3
General Science**4187.81668.8
Physics1643.8837.5
Chemistry2259.11127.3
Biology8748.32729.6
Earth Science2528.01040.0
Latin666.7----
Music**5787.741100.0
Visual Art7279.22240.9
Business4080.01136.4
Home Economics366.710.0
Health Education2166.71136.4
Physical Education7065.72857.1
English as a Second Language3568.61346.2
Moderate Disabilities25275.85743.9
French3754.11040.0
German1090.0----
Spanish7873.13438.2
Chinese1181.8----
Italian9100.020.0
Russian1100.0----
Portuguese6100.0250.0
Technology Education966.7520.0
Transitional Bilingual Education: Cambodian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Cape Verdean1100.0----
Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese250.0----
Transitional Bilingual Education: Haitian-Creole333.31100.0
Transitional Bilingual Education: Italian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Laotian--------
Transitional Bilingual Education: Portuguese425.0----
Transitional Bilingual Education: Russian3100.0----
Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish1573.310.0
Transitional Bilingual Education: Vietnamese--------
Communication and Performing Arts: Speech30.0----
Communication and Performing Arts: Theater1090.01100.0
Communication and Performing Arts: Dance366.71100.0
Middle School Mathematics19661.2742.9
Foundations of Reading11593.9----
     
All Subject Tests299271.8110650.6
     
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test105662.5290.0


Total Number of Test Takers: 8074
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers: 5335 (66.1)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:2739 (33.9)
  • Test Retakers took the updated tests on 9/14/02


Last Updated: November 23, 2002
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